Alhassane Baldé is a successful German para-athlete in wheelchair racing and has already won several medals. For him, the topics of sport and participation are therefore closely linked. Why he is grateful to his parents and what role Barack Obama plays, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Name: Alhassane Baldé Age: 32 City: Bonn, Germany Occupation:Specialist in the internal service of the GKB of the Federal Employment Agency Impairment: Paraplegic since birth
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Alhassane Baldé: I am there for almost everything. There was nothing I wanted to do and didn't do so far.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Alhassane Baldé: My parents because they raised me and made me who I am today. And above all because they are an example of a great multicultural, integrated and incredibly committed partnership.
Sport and participation belong together for Alhassane Baldé (right). At REHACARE 2018, the racing wheelchair athlete also visited the stand of Errol Marklein, who gave him his first sports wheelchair and was his trainer and mentor for many years.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Alhassane Baldé: To link the topics sport and participation more closely and to place them in our society.
I would like to be ...
Alhassane Baldé: Barack Obama
Which question would you like answered the most?
Alhassane Baldé: Why there is still so much hatred, jealousy, envy, suffering and misery in the world?